Thursday, June 12, 2008
The Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys in Law & Business Inc. (LIWOCA) seeks applications from women of color law students for its 2009 scholarship awards. A minimum of five $3,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must 1) have completed at least one year of law school; 2) are attending an accredited law school in the U.S. at the time of their application; 3) are "in good standing" in their law schools; 4) are citizens of the U.S.; 5) have completed the scholarship application and submitted an official transcript; and 6) have demonstrated a commitment to the profession and are active in their community and law school. The application deadline is June 16, 2008. LIWOCA was founded by GABWA Member Marian Cover Dockery. Furthermore, LIWOCA was selected as the recipient of the 2008 GABWA Founders Award - The Zenith Award for Service to the Community and will receive the award at the Glitter Gala & Auction on Saturday, June 28.Do not miss out on this great opportunity! For more information, please go to http://www.leadingwomenofcolor.org/scholarships.htm <http://www.leadingwomenofcolor.org/scholarships.htm>Deadline: JUNE 16, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
On behalf of the National Black Law Students Association, I encourage you to apply be a Competition Specialist this year. We are now accepting applications for the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition Specialist. As National Director of the FDMCC, I am specifically looking for applicants who are well organized, not afraid of research, willing to travel to some of the regional competitions and love Fred Doug! Former competitors/regional organizers are strongly encouraged to apply. Preferably, I would like to work with a 2L or 3L but will accept applications from all interested law students. The role begins this summer to help craft the problem!
This is an excellent opportunity for writing, research, and community development. It's also a great way to get involved with the National Board and continue to improve the caliber of competition. Applications consist of an updated resume and cover letter with a brief statement discussing your interest in serving for this position. You may send them to me directly or to the addresses below.
The official due date is June 7th. If you need more time, please contact me before the 7th to indicate your interest and we can proceed from there. Feel free to direct any questions about FDMCC to me at this address or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to serve this year but know an excellent candidate, please pass this message along.
I look forward to hearing from you!
2008-2009 National Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition Director
NBLSA, Executive Board
Columbia University School of Law
June 1, 2008
Dear NBLSA Membership,The National Executive Board is requesting applications for the positions of;• Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition Specialist• Fredrick Douglas Moot Court Competition Specialist• International Negotiations Competition SpecialistResponsibilities of each Position:Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition Specialist• Assist the Mock Trial Director and the Mock Trial Review Board in the formulation of the Mock Trial Problem.• Assist the Mock Trial Director in the coordination and execution of the Mock Trial Competition.• Assist the Mock Trial Review Board in the execution of their duties. • All other tasks required to ensure a successful competition.Fredrick Douglas Moot Court Competition Specialist• Assist the Moot Court Director and the Moot Court Review Board in the formulation of the Moot Court Problem.• Assist the Moot Court Director in the coordination and execution of the Moot Court Competition.• Assist the Moot Court Review Board in the execution of their duties. • All other tasks required to ensure a successful competition.International Negotiations Competition Specialist• Assist the International Negotiations Competition Director in the formulation of the Moot Court Problem.• Assist the International Negotiations Competition Director in the coordination and execution of the International Negotiations Competition.• All other tasks required to ensure a successful competition.In order to apply to these positions please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter discussing your intent to serve on the national board. Please forward your applications to both https://cubmail.cc.columbia.edu/horde/imp/compose.php?to=chiefofstaff%40nblsa.org&thismailbox=INBOX and https://cubmail.cc.columbia.edu/horde/imp/compose.php?to=communications%40nblsa.org&thismailbox=INBOX. The deadline is JUNE 7TH 2008 at 5pm CST!Thank you for your interest and support,Wintta WoldemariamNBLSA National Chair
Thursday, June 05, 2008
The 2008 Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF) will be July 31, 2008 to August 2, 2008 in Atlanta, GA. The Southeastern Minority Job Fair provides interviewing opportunities to minority students from over fifty law schools across the country. More than 136 employers interviewed students at last years' fair and this year SEMJF hopes to exceed that number. If you would like more information on the job fair please visit https://mail.fcsl.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=5ec78f5f49be41ceb3173820f8398c05&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.semjf.org%2f
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
A constitutional law professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has filed a defamation suit against two students that says they wrongly accused him of being a racist.
The suit by Richard Peltz says he took part in a legitimate debate on affirmative action at the invitation of the Black Law Students Association, the New York Times reports. The two student defendants, Valerie Nation and Chrishuana Clark, are 3Ls.
Besides the students, the suit names the local chapter of the student association, an association of black lawyers called the W. Harold Flowers Law Society in Little Rock, and the law society's president, Eric Buchanan.
Members of the law students association had complained in a March 2007 letter to the law school dean about a 2005 incident in which Peltz showed a satirical article from the Onion about the death of Rosa Parks, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. He also was accused of criticizing affirmative action and promising to award an extra point to black students who scored the same as whites on an exam.
The W. Harold Flowers Law Society had supported the students.
The Democrat-Gazette obtained internal e-mails about the incidents under the Freedom of Information Act.
In one of them, Peltz wrote: “I would like know when these students will be told that libel and slander is not the way for them to earn respect and to demonstrate merit. It seems that they are able to complain, to accuse, to offend, without end, and everyone is expected just to take it. My students, my best students, our law review editors, are being bad-mouthed not only in the school, but in law firms and practice circles too. But no one in authority at UALR seems to be looking out for them, and they know it. Well, let’s see what kind of alumni relations develop from that experience.”
Peltz said in an internal complaint filed with the school that the 2005 incident had already been resolved, but it was reopened because he supported a law review member who was criticized for failing to appoint black students to the editorial board. Two black students traveling for a moot court competition weren’t able to attend a “meet-and-greet” for interested applicants and were not selected for the board.
Nation commented on the suit in an e-mail to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. “I am shocked and disheartened to learn that I have been sued by one of my professors,” she wrote.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association Presents its:
Law Graduates Breakfast: Celebrating
A New Generation of Lawyers in South Florida &
Accepting, Achieving & Appreciating Diversity - "A.A.A.D." Summit: Building Blocks for Success
Join Us On Saturday, April 19, 2008
At The Kovens Center At Florida International University, North Miami
All Law Students & Attorneys Are Invited To Attend
Panel Discussions Will Include:
- How To Succeed In A Law Firm / How To Become A Partner
- How To Get The Best Job/The Best Job For You
This Event Offers A Diverse Exchange Between
Law Students, Young Practitioners,And Seasoned Attorneys
*** A Stipend will be award to a 3L student who attends the event***
We Hope To See You There!
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Friday, February 22, 2008
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Wednesday, January 09, 2008
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